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General Opportunity Victimization Theories

Bradford W. Reyns

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

General Opportunity Victimization TheoriesIntroductionSince the latter part of the 1970s, the field of victimology has focused much theoretical attent...

Genetics, Environment, and Crime

Kevin Beaver

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

Genetics, Environment, and Crime Introduction The field of criminology has been guided by theories that emphasize the role of social factor...

Green Criminology

Nigel South, Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Green Criminology Introduction In recent years, a strand of criminology explicitly concerned with “green” or natural environmental issues has ...

Halfway Houses

Ayana Conway, Joshua R. Ruffin

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Halfway HousesIntroductionIn 2016 there were a total of 4,537,100 individuals under community supervision in the United States, which equated to 1 in ...

Harm Reduction and Risky Behaviors

Sarah K. S. Shannon

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Harm Reduction and Risky BehaviorsIntroductionHarm reduction is a pragmatic, humanistic approach to high-risk behaviors, such as drug use and sex work...

Hate Crime

Lynn A. Addington

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Hate Crime Introduction The term “hate crime” is relatively new; it was coined in the mid-1980s to identify crimes motivated by bias against th...

Hate Crime Legislation

Susann Wiedlitzka

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Hate Crime LegislationIntroductionHate crime is a problem in many countries around the world. Scholars define hate crimes as unlawful conduct directed...

Healthcare Fraud

Paul Jesilow, Bryan Burton

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Healthcare Fraud Introduction Healthcare fraud involves wide-ranging illegal behaviors. It includes such activities as individual physicians w...

Hirschi, Travis

Trina Hope

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Travis Hirschi Introduction Travis Hirschi was born on 15 April 1935, in Rockville, Utah. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and his...

History of Crime in the United Kingdom

Paul Knepper

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

History of Crime in the United KingdomIntroductionHistorical study of crime in the United Kingdom encompasses a large literature of books and articles...

History of Criminology

Brendan D. Dooley

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

History of CriminologyIntroductionA comprehensive survey of criminology, in all its variants, manifestations, and historical antecedents, has yet to b...

Homelessness and Crime

Brianna Remster

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Homelessness and CrimeIntroductionThere is considerable overlap between the homeless and correctional populations in the United States. Individuals wi...

Homicide

Marc Riedel

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Homicide Introduction Homicide is one of the oldest moral and legal prohibitions, viewed throughout history from a large variety of perspective...

Homicide Victimization

Marc Riedel, Gwen Hunnicutt

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Homicide Victimization Introduction Beginning with a legal definition, the 8th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary defines homicide as the killin...

Honor Cultures and Violence

Mark Cooney

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Honor Cultures and Violence Introduction “Honor” means different things to different people at different times. In modern societies, honor ref...

Hot Spots Policing

Tammy Kochel, Seyvan Nouri

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Hot Spots PolicingIntroductionSince the 1980s, the nature of policing has expanded beyond a person-focused approach to include a location-based approa...

Human Rights

Jay S. Albanese

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Human Rights Introduction The concept of human rights is an old idea, but its application to criminology and criminal justice is fairly new. Hu...

Human Trafficking

Amy Farrell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Human Trafficking Introduction Slavery has been illegal in most nations for over a century. Despite the existence of legal prohibitions, advoca...

Identity Theft

Heith Copes, Anastasia Brown

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Identity Theft Introduction No precise definition of identity theft exists, but most agree that it occurs when someone misuses another individ...

Immigration, Crime, and Justice

Ramiro Martínez

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Immigration, Crime, and Justice Introduction The study of immigration, crime, and justice broadly involves research on the effects of immig...

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